AMD A12-9800 vs AMD FX-4350

Compare AMD A12-Series APU for Desktops 2 core CPU vs AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

19 %
19 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

35 %
2% slightly better gaming score
34 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

15 %
7% slightly better multitasking score
14 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

14 %
14 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

3% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
4 GHz
10% slightly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
92% significantly lower TDP
125 W

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
4 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

817th of 1,337
829th of 1,337


The product line

A12-Series APU for Desktops
FX 4-Core Black Edition

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


A12-9800 vs FX-4350 comparison

In our benchmarks, the A12-9800 beats the FX-4350 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the FX-4350 in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the FX-4350 has a slightly higher clock speed than the A12-9800. A A12-9800 CPU outputs less heat than a FX-4350 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the FX-4350 has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the A12-9800

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the A12-9800 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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